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Michael O’Neill has prepared another motivational video for Northern Ireland’s World Cup play-off but believes painful memories of how international football used to be for his remarkable overachievers will provide David Savard Womens Jersey the http://www.bearsnflofficialproshop.com/jerrell-freeman-jersey-for-sale-c-51.html spur against Switzerland. Having travelled so far to stand 180 minutes from Russia, O’Neill insists there is no going back. Women's Boston Bruins #25 Brandon Carlo Reebok Black Third Authentic NHL JerseyFour years ago Northern Ireland lost to Turkey during a miserable run of two wins in 31 internationals, a sequence that predated O’Neill but continued under him until transformation arrived en route to last summer’s European Championship. Now Windsor Park will stage one of the biggest nights in its history, with Northern Ireland aiming to qualify for back-to-back tournaments for the first time. They are underdogs against opponents ranked 11th in the world, a role that suits O’Neill’s side fine, but they have acquired a taste for the good times and a determination to move on from the bad. “The players deserve enormous credit because they had to turn it around themselves,” said O’Neill, who will give Steven Davis his 100th appearance for Northern Ireland on Thursday. “You can get into a habit of being poor and losing and it takes guts to change that mindset. “The players did that and that is something we hang on to. The good thing we have now is that when you’ve been through the experiences that Jonny [Evans] and Davo [Davis] have been through you don’t want to go back. “That’s the only motivation you need to maintain this level, for us to progress to the finals, to get to the last 16 [of Euro 2016] and to now being in a World Cup play-off. The players don’t want to let it go. That’s the motivation the players have. They have been through it and experienced a lot of good and bad. “The one thing I would say to them is don’t fear the situation; embrace it and make sure there are no regrets. We know the prize is massive and what it means to everyone in Northern Ireland but our focus is on how we get through the two games. I see an assurance in the players and a self-belief that has grown over a period of three to four years and put them in this position.” The feeling around Switzerland is they should not be in this position at all. Vladimir Petkovic’s side collected 27 points in qualifying, the country’s record total in a campaign and a better tally than five of the nine European group winners. They boasted a 100% record until losing 2-0 to Portugal in the final qualifier http://www.officialtampabaylightning.com/Adidas-Jason-Garrison-Jersey and missed out on automatic qualification on goal difference as a consequence. O’Neill hopes there is a psychological hangover to exploit and Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City’s Swiss forward, has described Northern Ireland as “the most difficult opponent that any of the four seeded nations could have been drawn against”. O’Neill said: “To win nine games and miss out on automatic qualification is not a pleasant situation to be in as a coach or players. Their last game against Portugal was almost like a play-off and now they find themselves in a play-off with us. They have a lot of tournament experience in their squad and got to the last 16 of the Euros and the last World Cup. We respect them but we will do everything within our power to get to the finals.” Because of a draconian insistence http://www.ramsnflofficialproshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_ROB_HAVENSTEIN_JERSEY.htmlthat yellow cards collected in the group stage remain active in the play-offs, Northern Ireland have eight players at risk of missing Sunday’s return in Basel through suspension. Switzerland have seven, although few of those on the danger list are expected to start in Belfast. O’Neill’s entire probable midfield will be walking a disciplinary tightrope along with the key defenders Evans and Chris Brunt. “I don’t envisage over two legs there being a big margin; it will be a tight play-off tie,” the Northern Ireland manager said. “We want something to take to Basel to give us an opportunity in the second leg, ideally that’s a lead. There are little things to be wary of. The significance of an away goal [after extra time] David Savard Womens Jersey that you don’t normally have in international football can change the dynamic of the tie. But we can’t get too bogged down. There are eight countries left in Europe David Savard Womens Jersey and we’re the smallest one going into this situation. We’ve got everything to play for.”http://phpforums.org/post22352.html#p22352http://www.priqels.nl/Forum/tabid/179/aft/1451/Default.aspxhttp://foodtube.net/profiles/blogs/looking-jerseyhttp://www.myindiagate.com/community/blogs/post/164766http://igotur6.com/blogs/post/37539 http://www.tony-studio.com/codforum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=204132

Dominant Chelsea

Emma Hayes believes her side are hitting the levels necessary to succeed in European competition as her Chelsea side dispatched the experienced Rosengard. Reebok Carl Soderberg Men's Authentic Jersey - NHL Colorado Avalanche #34 White AwayDespite rotating personnel, Chelsea continued the form that has seen them claim a 100% record in the WSL and knock out Bayern Munich already in this competition. Goals from Fran Kirby, Ramona Bachmann and Gilly Flaherty now make them strong favourites to progress to the quarter-finals in Malmo next week. “It looked http://www.officialauthenticcowboysstore.com/Nike-Ezekiel-Elliott-Jersey.html like a training performance from my team tonight‚“ Hayes said after the match. “I expect that level of intensity in training every day so, for us, we’re prepared for European opponents. I’ve made it very clear that we had to have a big squad because we have to be able to train at that intensity. With the squad that we have, yes, I have to keep them happy but we can progress to the latter stages because of it.” Chelsea were dominant both tactically and technically almost throughout. They had seen several good chances denied by Rosengard keeper Zecira Musovic before Kirby opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. She had scored the crucial away goal against Munich in the last round and it was her calm head that told again as she controlled Maren Mjelde’s crossfield pass on her right footbefore cutting inside on Doug McDermott Jersey her left and firing low beyond Musovic at the far post. Rosengard came out early for the second half and were on the front foot from the off. The competition’s third seeds knew the tie was still in the balance and almost got their away goal within minutes of the restart only for Simone Sorensen to see a header from point blank range repelled brilliantly by the young defender Millie Bright. Chelsea keeper Hedvig Lindvahl, one of three Swedes in the Chelsea XI, was forced into another decent save before the hosts finally recovered their composure. In the 65th minute, the Rosengard manager Malin Levenstad looked to force the game by introducing the German international Anja Mittag, the all-time top scorer in the Women’s Champions League. Within 60 seconds, however, the visitors were two behind. Again Chelsea’s technical advantage told, Ji So-Yun shifting the ball from left to right and making space on the edge of the box before playing in Bachmann on the left. The Swiss made no mistake with her finish, tucking the ball coolly in the far corner. Seven minutes later and it was three, the Doug McDermott Jersey defender Flaherty popping up in the box to tuck home after Kirby’s shimmy andshot was deflected. Without hitting the heights of the first half, Chelsea calmly played out the remainder of the match. “It’s the minimum standard‚“ Hayes said of her side’s defending. “For us goals are the bonus, clean sheets are what we pride ourselves on and you can see http://www.broncosauthenticsofficial.com/gary-zimmerman-jersey_c-542.html that tonight.”http://thegothblog.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=14812http://8820882088.com/oxwall/forum/topic/10085http://www.facecool.com/forum/topics/kane-hits-hat-trick-as-spurs-win-in-cyprushttp://www.jlcccj.com/bbs/dispbbs.asp?boardid=2&id=22795&page=1&star=1

What drives a Socceroos fan to travel

Twelve hours after the Socceroos beat Syria, across Greg Mancz Womens Jersey 120 nervous, suffering minutes in Sydney, Romell Quioto beat the offside trap. To the delight of 38,000 Hondurans in the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, he spun a neat full circle, picked his spot, and unlocked a series of events that would send a handful of Greg Mancz Womens Jersey Socceroos fans on a 14,000km trip from Australia to San Pedro Sula. Men's DeAndre Jordan Authentic Black Adidas Jersey: NBA Los Angeles Clippers #6 AlternateIt could have been Panama. Or the United States. Kevin Pollard, a travel booker from Melbourne, and his fellow travelling Socceroos fans had done the maths – the points, the permutations of the results and the airfares. Honduras, the small Central American country, population 9 million, were the outsiders. Men's Nike Los Angeles Chargers #20 Desmond King Limited Navy Blue Player Name & Number Tank Top NFL JerseyBut if decades of supporting the Socceroos had taught them anything it was to expect the unexpected. Pollard and his fellow fan Les Street, a self-confessed tragic writing a history of Australian football stadiums, are two of roughly 300 fans travelling to Honduras for this week’s first leg of the Socceroos’ final World Cup qualifying playoff. If the current numbers hold steady, they will be outnumbered by about 120 to one. Street says he saw all this coming – in a dream. “I’ve actually had two dreams about the Socceroos in Honduras,” he says. He went to bed on the night of the Syria game, his mind on Panama, and instead dreamt of booking tickets to Honduras, where, thanks to dream logic, he found himself playing baseball. In the lead-up to Friday’s game (Saturday AEDT), much of the media focus has been on the gangsters and http://www.avalancheofficialauthentic.com/Tyson_Jost_Jersey_Adidasgun crime of San Pedro Sula. It has been reported as a Greg Mancz Womens Jersey place of Zika virus, hurricanes and carjackings – with world’s third-highest per capita murder rate. But Pollard, and local journalists, say the only source of danger to Australian fans is Honduran anger at this relentless caricature of a country that has, at least for travelling football fans, always been safe harbour. Pollard is leading the contingent from the Green and Gold Army, a fan group that have followed http://www.shopjaguarsnfljerseys.com/Arrelious-Benn-Jerseythe Socceroos overseas since 2001. They’ve been to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This will be his 50th tour, the latest Greg Mancz Womens Jersey in a long-running tradition of away legs, especially for older fans, who grew up before the glory days of three successive World Cups and the (notionally) easier path of direct qualification via the Asian confederation. “We have fans who have been on a lifetime journey with the Socceroos,” says Michael Edgley, a director of the Green and Gold Army. His love of away http://www.goldenstatewarriorsonline.com/Official-Zaza-Pachulia-Jersey matches began when he watched Australia beat England 3-1 in a 2000 friendly at Upton Park, West Ham United’s old stadium in London. “We have all generations of fans. They’ve gone to Scotland in 1985, they’ve flown to Argentina in 1993.” This kind of far-flung, cross-confederation travel, is in many ways a part of the DNA of a Socceroos fan. From 1997’s 1-1 with Iran in Tehran, to the 3-0 humbling in Montevideo in 2001, to have been a fan is to have lived, for too long, on a diet entirely of odd intercontinental trips ending in heartbreak. And this http://www.officialrockiestore.com/Trevor_Story_Jersey will probably be the last time. With the World Cup expanding in 2026 to 48 teams, Australia might never have to endure a playoff again. The travellers to Honduras are saying farewell to a unique kind of Antipodean, self-doubting rite of passage – of white-knuckle, absolute drama, constant fear of disaster, and the mad mathematics of away goals always in the back of the mind. http://www.matrixunderground.com/group/matrix-underground-beginners-group/forum/why-the-seahawks-shouldn-t-be-totally-worried/http://themes.oxcandystore.com/groups/65388http://www.flamegrove.com/forum/topic/150950http://themes.oxcandystore.com/event/63612http://themes.oxcandystore.com/groups/65379http://www.buildingbetterfathers.net/social/index.php?do=/forum/general-2/clock-s-ticking-for-kirk-cousins-redskins-why-deal-remains-long-shot/page_26/#post29256http://www.forumlogopedyczne.pl/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=45110 http://anothalevel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16044

Blackpool’s demise makes

After the devastating, 163-page ruling of a high court judge that Owen Oyston and his son Karl, the owners of Blackpool football club, “illegitimately stripped” the club of £26.77m and operated “with great prejudice” to it, where to start with the implications? Perhaps, for a moment, by putting to one side the damning assessments themselves – that “the Oyston side enriched itself, prejudiced Blackpool FC and behaved in a Anthony Davis Jersey discriminatory manner towards the other members of the club” – and the grave question of what happens next to Blackpool now the Oystons have to pay £31.27m to the 20% shareholder Valeri Belokon whom they “unfairly prejudiced”. Youth Adidas Boston Celtics #42 Al Horford Authentic Green(Black No.) Alternate NBA JerseyConsider, more broadly, the significance of this case for all of England’s football clubs and their supporters, and the inadequacy it highlights of the rules including the much-derided fit and proper persons test for owners and directors, which are intended to protect them. The Football League is consulting its clubs on whether to improve the rule, to help actually secure fit and proper conduct by directors, so this monumental defeat for the Oystons is very timely to concentrate minds. It illustrates with great clarity that the current rule is nowhere near effective enough, and is something of a sham. Supporters of Blackpool have discovered this in adversity, as have fans Anthony Davis Jerseyof other historic, beloved clubs suddenly plunged into crises of bad stewardship. The rule, in essence, provides that people cannot be directors, or own a stake of 30% or above in a club, if they have a criminal conviction for an offence involving dishonesty. Owen Oyston, 83, the long-term owner of Blackpool, does have a conviction, for rape, an offence which will never be “spent” in law due to his sentence of six years’ imprisonment, but it predated the introduction of the fit and proper persons test in 2004. Any offences committed before that time were not taken into account when the rule was introduced. The second key provision which disqualifies an owner or director is to have been involved in the insolvency of two clubs. Again, any insolvency before 2004 is not taken into account. The league argues the rule has kept some unsavoury people out, and it did make strenuous efforts to enforce the ban on Massimo Cellino after the then Leeds United owner was convicted of evading tax due on his yacht in Sardinia. But repeatedly, when supporters have pleaded with the leagues or the Football Association to prevent harm done by damaging owners, the authorities have pointed Anthony Davis Jersey to their own rules, which they passed, and shrugged that they are powerless. Blackpool’s has become one of the most toxic misfortunes of all: the Oystons helped themselves to many millions of pounds after that one season in the Premier League in 2010‑11, including the famous £11m payment they declared as a “salary”; the club sank to League Two, supporters are boycotting matches and the owners have sued some for painful amounts of money after accusations made on web forums. Then, on Monday, in a functional room in the modern-court block next to the grand Rolls building in the heart of legal London, Owen and Karl Oyston met what looks like the nemesis of their careers. The parties were shown the judgment in draft beforehand and the Oystons did not show up. Fifty-three Blackpool supporters did and they applauded Belokon, the Latvian banker, and his advisers, who had not been prepared to put up with the Oystons’ extraction of money from the club over their heads. Unfair-prejudice claims are difficult to win, and this forthright ruling requiring the Oystons to pay Belokon £31.27m – the £26.77m they http://www.redskinsnflofficialonline.com/Nike-Brandon-Scherff-Jersey.html took out plus £4.5m for his shares – is a staggering blow. The judge, Justice Marcus Smith, who gave the impression of being a clerical, forensic brand of lawyer rather than a grandstander, reached unequivocal conclusions after examining how the Oystons had operated. 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three more England players pull out

Gareth Southgate’s hopes of testing his strongest team against the top two sides in the world have been dashed after England’s preparations for the friendlies with Germany and Brazil were further disrupted by the withdrawal of three more senior players. Men's JaVale McGee Authentic Royal Blue Road Jersey: Adidas NBA #1 Golden State Warriors The Finals The uncapped Jack Cork of Burnley was called up on Tuesday night after Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph all pulled out of the squad for the two matches at Wembley, with that trio all now undergoing treatment at their clubs for minor injuries. Southgate had already seen the Tottenham trio of Dele Alli (hamstring), Harry Winks (ankle) and the captain elect, Harry Kane (knock), pull out of the original 25-man party. The manager may attempt to bring in more replacements on Wednesday. Four of those six injured players might realistically have expected to start – Liverpool’s Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, and Danny Welbeck of Arsenal are also unavailable. Southgate’s options are now severely limited as he seeks to try out the 3-4-3 formation he envisages using at the World Cup finals. The manager will have only two more friendlies, against Holland http://www.officialfootballrams.com/Andrew-Whitworth-Jersey in Amsterdam and Italy at Wembley next March, before he has to name a provisional squad for the tournament in Russia. His 22-man party now includes five uncapped players, with the loss of so many key personnel, all from top clubs competing in the Champions League this term, a considerable blow. Gary Cahill has at least linked up with the squad at St George’s Park having had tests on a knock picked up during Chelsea’s victory over Manchester United on Sunday, but the centre-half may only be considered for next Tuesday’s game against Brazil. The Football Association had called up Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion and Everton’s Michael Keane to bolster numbers following the first flurry of withdrawals. Cork, now 28 but a former under-21 international, has been an ever-present in Burnley’s fine start to the season since his £10m arrival from Swansea. Yet the complexion of the squad Wade Boggs Youth jersey is now radically different to that originally selected by Southgate, calling into question just how much he can learn from the two glamour fixtures. He may have to field a central midfield of Eric Dier and Livermore against Germany, the world champions, in a match which is expected to sell out in terms of general admission tickets on Wednesday morning. Jamie Vardy may start up front in place Wade Boggs Youth jersey of Kane, who suffered a kick to a leg in Spurs’ victory over Crystal Palace. Sterling has suffered a back complaint and Delph, who had been hoping to earn a first cap since November 2015, has injured a calf. Henderson missed Liverpool’s win at West Ham on Saturday with a thigh problem and was always due to report late to St George’s Park. He has now been released to have treatment at Melwood. Southgate was brutally honest last week in explaining why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Daniel Sturridge and Chris Smalling had been omitted from his original 25-man squad, pointing to a lack of playing time at club level for the first two and the perception that Smalling http://www.authenticwildstore.com/-14-justin-williams-jersey_c-447.html is not able to “use the ball from the back” to the same level as John Stones, Dier and Harry Maguire. Whether the manager feels he can now recall those players so soon remains to be seen. http://www.google-search-engine.com/optimize/blogs/post/93064 http://anstoss4-planet.de/RTM-Base/forum/wbb3.1.8/upload/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=154406http://cuisinedrop.com/forums/topic/16135/marcelino-twins-propel-lyceum-pa/view/post_id/16573http://cecki.de/index.php?forum-showposts-2725

friendly double header

Harry Kane has been ruled out of England’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil following a scan on an injury that leaves a gaping hole in Gareth Southgate’s plans for the international break. NFL Nike Men's DeVante Parker Aqua Green Alternate Game Jersey - #11 Miami DolphinsKane was hurt in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat of Crystal Womens Davonte Lambert Jersey Palace on Sunday and stayed in London for treatment while the other England players reported for duty at St George’s Park, starting their preparations for the game against Germany on Friday followed by Brazil’s visit to Wembley the following Tuesday. Kane’s Tottenham team-mate Harry Winks is also out of the games having twisted his ankle during the same match, providing a further blow to Southgate’s hopes of filling his team with a nucleus of Spurs players. Southgate has already lost Dele Alli to injury and England’s medical staff spent large parts of the day liaising with their counterparts at the London club. Following the withdrawal of Kane and Winks, West Bromwich Albion’s Jake Livermore was called up to the squad on Monday. England have their first training session on Tuesday and Southgate, who has added the fit-again Michael Keane to his squad as an additional centre-half, will be desperately disappointed if either Kane or Winks, and possibly both, are forced to miss out. The next two games will be England’s last fixtures until they face Holland and Italy in two more friendlies in March and Kane’s absence is a considerable setback, with seven goals in his last six England appearances. Kane http://www.rangersteamonline.com/Glenn_Anderson_Jerseyrecently missed his club’s game at Manchester United because of a hamstring problem but his latest issue is unrelated, having taken a kick at the weekend. It leave the England manager with a decision to make about whether he recalls Daniel Sturridge only a few days after going public to say the Liverpool striker could not expect to be involved when he was being used Womens Davonte Lambert Jersey only sparingly for his club. “I don’t remember the last time Daniel had 90 minutes,” Southgate said. Jermain Defoe is another option or Southgate would be left with only three strikers – Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and the uncapped Tammy Abraham – for games against the two highest-ranking teams in the Fifa world rankings. Abraham has http://www.saintsofficialonlineshop.com/SUPER-BOWL-ALEX-ANZALONE-JERSEY been called up for the first time and the Swansea City striker, on loan from Chelsea, has made it clear that he had devoted himself to playing for England full-time, despite Nigeria trying to tempt him to switch nationalities The 20-year-old, who has scored four goals in 10 appearances for Swansea this season, would still be eligible for Nigeria if he represented England in Womens Davonte Lambert Jersey a friendly match and his father is a close friend of Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation. Pinnick claimed recently he was hopeful Abraham would switch allegiances and that he was wanted to start the process of applying to Fifa to transfer his registration.http://www.nurmuslim.com/index.php/forums/topic/5313/promise-he-showsjersey/view/post_id/5651 http://mythical-guild.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=62546#62546http://www.buildingbetterfathers.net/social/index.php?do=/forum/business-11/adidas-yeezy-boost-750-acheter/page_16/#post29270http://www.youngbloodmatters.com/forum/staff-announcements/what-we-are-about/5380-jonny-bairstow-and-jason-roy-jersey-touch-gloves-duringhttp://cguniverse.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14535

Dominic Fifield

It was easy to lapse into cynicism glancing at the statement, published on Chelsea’s website, that announced Michael Emenalo’s decision to stand http://www.eaglesofficialsshop.com/Seth_Joyner_Jersey_Cheapdown. The quotes detailed regret, board and owner having attempted to persuade him to stay, with the penultimate paragraph drawn from Antonio Conte. “I am very sorry to see Michael leave,” said the Italian, who expressed thanks for all the support offered up by the technical director since arriving at the club. “I have enjoyed working with him very much.” Women's New York Islanders #9 Clark Gillies Reebok Black Third Premier NHL JerseyThis club have always been prone to political intrigue and power grabs, so it would be easy to raise an eyebrow at the head coach’s eulogy. Conte, after all, had scowled through the summer, firing off http://www.coloradoavalancheofficialonline.com/Adidas-Nathan-Mackinnon-Jersey text messages seeking updates on transfer business from his Mediterranean beach retreat, apparently livid at the champions’ inability to secure the players on his wishlist, from Alex Sandro to Romelu Lukaku, either early in the window or at all. Recruitment came under the remit of Emenalo and the Kevon Looney Womens Jerseydirector, Marina Granovskaia. Now one of those figures has departed, his decision apparently taken when relationships were most strained. Instinct might suggest Conte’s position might, in fact, Kevon Looney Womens Jersey be bolstered. Pat O'Donnell Men's Elite Navy Blue Jersey: Nike NFL Chicago Bears Vapor Untouchable Home #16Yet in the days that follow it may become clearer how Emenalo will actually be missed, in boardroom and dugout alike. Granovskaia has taken on his day-to-day duties until a replacement is found, with figures such as Eddie Newton, the loan technical coach, and Scott McLachlan, head of international scouting, reporting directly to her while a potentially busy January window edges ever closer. The workload is onerous. Conte, meanwhile, will hardly be able to persuade Roman Abramovich to appoint one of his own associates as a replacement and, in many ways, he would look to have lost an ally in Emenalo. There may have been flashpoints over the summer but, despite the head coach blanking his technical director on the touchline on Sunday as he departed the pitch still pumped up and punching the air in triumph, the tension had apparently eased in that relationship. Emenalo had been generally supportive as the frustration simmered behind the scenes over a title defence Conte has regularly described as in a state of “emergency”. The 52-year-old clearly offered some stability over a decade where upheaval has been common but he also provided an element of calm in an emotive boardroom. When others in the hierarchy might be railing – say, perhaps, when it comes to a manager under pressure – he would be the one arguing for patience, for a pause for breath, for simple common sense. The outside world will be drawn to the interview given to the club’s internal television channel back in December 2015 when he pointed to http://www.authenticnikefalconshop.com/matt-ryan-jersey-for-sale-c-8.html “palpable discord” between manager and players as justification for José Mourinho’s dismissal, and never mentioned the Portuguese by name. That was toeing the party line in the extreme, yet most around the club were startled that a figure who has generally shied from the limelight should offer such an explosive soundbite. It did not seem to be his style. He was also a lightning rod. A disgruntled support poured their scorn on him over that interview and the show Kevon Looney Jersey of disrespect for Mourinho at a time when their own frustrations were being taken out on underachieving players. They had been just as aghast when he replaced Ray Wilkins as an assistant under Carlo Ancelotti back in the Italian’s “difficult moment” in the autumn of 2010, pointing to Emenalo’s patchy and unspectacular coaching career. When transfers failed to materialise, Lukaku joined Manchester United or Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had second thoughts, it was invariably Emenalo who bore the brunt. He may have played a part in those failures, or the purchase of other players who have not made the grade, but he invariably drew the bulk of the criticism. Now the board’s safety net has gone. Perhaps all the abuse ground him down in the end. Emenalo has three young children, boys of 11, nine and seven, and the last decade must have drained him. “It is entirely my decision and it has come about for very simple reasons,” he told Chelsea TV. “I need an opportunity to get to see my young Kevon Looney Womens Jersey kids grow and also to step back and reflect on the work I have done here. This is not a knee-jerk decision. It has been on my mind and it has been thoroughly discussed among friends and http://www.wildofficialauthentic.com/Kyle_Quincey_Jersey_Adidascolleagues. At my age and after 10 years of demanding and gruelling and all-encompassing work, [this] is very necessary.” It was also appropriate in the timing. England’s senior squad joined up at St George’s Park on Monday with its Chelsea representatives, Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, both young players of considerable promise on Emenalo’s list of loanees. 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José Mourinho

One of the hallmarks of the best José Mourinho teams was that Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey capacity to engineer specialist victories seized from the most demanding venues. Think back to his emergence on the international scene in 2003-04 with Porto. His unfashionable team delivered a cool 1-1 draw at Real Madrid and then came that touchline sprint at Old Trafford after a last-minute equaliser en route to lifting the Champions League trophy. (Limited Nike Men's John Hannah Olive Jersey) New England Patriots #73 NFL 2017 Salute to Service In his first spell http://www.football49ersofficialonline.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_BRIAN_HOYER_JERSEY.htmlat Chelsea he set up his side for wins at Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United to power the cruise to the title. On to Internazionale’s treble and a 2-0 masterclass to beat Bayern Munich in the 2010 Champions League final. Then, with Real Madrid, a crucial clásico win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou that all but sealed La Liga. The examples are manifold. It is Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey not difficult to close the eyes and half-imagine a stereotype away-day masterclass scripted by Mourinho in his pomp. Majestic Aaron Altherr Authentic Women's Jersey - MLB Philadelphia Phillies #23 Pink Cool Base Fashion On his return to English football with Chelsea, the 2-0 win in April 2014 at Liverpool – where Steve Gerrard’s slip had allowed the visitors to open the scoring – served as a perfect reminder of the classic Mourinho blueprint. It illustrated how to frustrate opponents who love to express themselves, get an unyielding foothold in a match, wait for the moment to pounce and break some hearts while his team’s beat makes the decisive noise. For modern managers who have created a methodology that has delivered success the temptation is to stick with it. United’s performance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a 1-0 defeat was not altogether surprising. Mourinho was never likely to send his team out to go for the jugular. Even though United are second in the table, even though Chelsea appeared to be in a vulnerable position on the back of shaky results and reports of friction, Mourinho reverted to type for an important challenge and sought to keep the game tight as his platform. It did not come off. In Mourinho’s last 10 matches against top six Premier League opponents away from home, which dates back to April 2015 when he was the manager of Chelsea, his teams have scored only once. That is one goal in 900 minutes (plus a bunch of stoppage time) of football. This kind of statistic, given that he is employed by clubs clearly aiming to win the Premier League, has to be alarming. Yes, there are a respectable mix of 0-0 thou-shalt-not-be-beaten-or-else draws in there but the knack for pivotal performances in these fixtures is off kilter. United are high in the table, best placed to challenge the league leaders Manchester City, but Mourinho could not help but go into the Chelsea game prepared to box cautiously. His brain has always worked that way. If one spools back to the day he was appointed United manager, http://www.knicksstoreonline.com/Walt_Frazier_Jersey the killer question was always going to boil down to how successful the mix of philosophies would turn out. In an ideal world one would take the best of Mourinho’s strategic work and ruthless drive, and the core of the attacking spirit that is woven into the fabric of United as a club, and create the right balance for a winning formula. But at times there seems some kind of disconnect. It was evident in that dreary draw at Anfield and to an extent in United’s more rigid display at Chelsea. Not many teams win the league without pulling Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey the odd rabbit out of a hat in tough away games and United’s reticence to be too ambitious does not look like helping them bridge the gap City have opened up. Despite being well manned in midfield they conceded the central battleground. Despite selecting Authentic Nick Foligno Jersey two attackers they were too often isolated. No midfielders seemed willing to gamble with a forward run past them and the creative instincts did not fire. United seemed more uptight as a team than they were at the start of the season when the goals flowed and opposition were steamrollered with a sense of fun prevailing on the pitch. The lack of a midfielder of Paul Pogba’s quality, character and presence is impacting on the way they tackle these games. His return from injury cannot come soon enough. Even so, the dependence on still playing the Marouane Fellaini card to rescue a difficult hand tells of a broader story. 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And then there was one. With just over an hour gone at Stamford Bridge and Manchester United trailing 1-0 thanks to Álvaro Morata’s sublime second-half header, José Mourinho leapt up out http://www.officialwarriorsteamshop.com/Authentic-Tim-Hardaway-Jersey of his seat for perhaps the 30th time, quilted grey anorak billowing behind him, and waved his arms in a gesture of trapped rage. Men's Nike Baltimore Ravens #92 Bronson Kaufusi Limited Black 2016 Salute to Service NFL JerseyMourinho’s exasperation was directed at Marouane Fellaini, who was standing too deep inside his own half to get a flick on to a David de Gea clearance. Fellaini rumbled a little mournfully into position. Two minutes later he was booked for trailing an elbow into Morata’s face. 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At which point there will, of course, be a temptation to pile in on Mourinho and United for failing to reach such early-season levels. The shots-on-target stats will be repeated ad nauseam (five in three games against Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea). Mourinho’s poor record against the better teams will be used as a switch with which to thrash at his second-placed team. There are perhaps two things worth saying about this. First, the urge to assail Mourinho, to rehash the debate over whether high-grade defensive organisation also counts as football (it does), will probably overshadow Chelsea’s own part in Womens Steve Young Jersey this game. This was a fine, driving performance from Conte’s team. The return of N’Golo Kanté was key, allowing Tiémoué Bakayoko to play with vigour, if not much precision, further up the field. Above all Kanté’s presence freed up Cesc Fàbregas to provide a moment of calm in the middle of the fury around him, playing at times like the only grown-up on the pitch, with the craft and patience to find a little space, to pick a pass, to try to change the rhythm of the game rather than simply hurling himself into it headfirst. In Fàbregas and Eden Hazard Chelsea had two players whose first thought is to find a pocket of space, to disrupt rather than reinforce the rigid defensive lines around them. Which was, it turned out, two more than United. This leads on to the second thing worth saying about this game, and indeed this season, Womens Steve Young Jerseythis red-shirted juggernaut. In the debrief there will be the usual focus on managerial personality, in particular the bad art of the José Mourinho soap opera. 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That humiliation in Rome in midweek had left him embattled, with suggestions the hierarchy had not taken kindly to the realism with which he has approached a cluttered campaign, and the first murmurings of discontent within the playing squad surfacing with every setback. Yet against imposing opponents in Manchester United, and not for the first time since he arrived in England, his major decisions paid off: his side played with the same system, style and swagger as at Atlético Madrid in September; N’Golo Kanté’s reintegration in midfield was key to a second clean sheet in nine games; Andreas Christensen, preferred to David Luiz in the middle of the back three, was mightily impressive. The Brazilian had worn heavy strapping on his right leg at the Stadio Olimpico but had been omitted here for “tactical reasons”, according to Conte, with the implication it was down to shoddy form. The Italian had pointed pre-match to Christensen’s early-season displays and to the fact “the club likes to bring in a young player” when it came to Ethan Ampadu, a 17-year-old without any experience of top-flight football, being preferred on the bench over David Luiz. After the match Conte suggested David Luiz would have “to work really hard, or [risk to] be on the bench or in the stand”. As it was, the defender sat behind the dugouts next to his compatriot Kenedy, whose yawn in Thursday’s debrief had been noted, and watched his team-mates put in their most convincing display for more than a month. It will be intriguing to see how such a charismatic figure now forces his way Mike Schmidt Youth jersey back into the fold. Certainly his team-mates have demonstrated they can do without him. It was tempting to wonder whether Mourinho’s presence in the dugout had merely coaxed the best from Chelsea, as it once did so often when he was on the payroll. 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